Thursday, August 14, 2014

Poetry Gifts

         Mid-August, summer is still twirling along this Poetry Friday with Heidi Mordhurst at My Juicy Little Universe.   (I had to add this in. Just noticed, it's my seven hundred seventy-seventh post! Three sevens have to be lucky, right?)

                Thanks Heidi!  



         Thanks also to Tabatha Yeatts at The Opposite of Indifference, many of us have had the summer pleasure of swapping poetry. I've received such marvelous surprises in my mailbox, and thank everyone for taking the time to create and send. This time, my next to last package, I had a huge surprise, poems from Tabatha, the swapping guru! She certainly stretched my vocabulary with her creations, but thankfully also included glossaries. Here they are in wonderful tongue-in-cheek fashion. Laughter is ever so nice when opening the mail. Thank you again, Tabatha!


Tabatha knew I had a beach vacation.

This also relates to my vacation, but I promise, this time,
I did NOT stuff my portmanteau!
          This, however, is my poetry suitcase that I use for lessons sometimes. (Thank you Janet Wong.) And it is stuffed. Here's a pic of just one half!


20 comments:

  1. Helloooo, Dear Linda!

    That Tabatha is one creative gal. Thanks for sharing her fun gifts! (And so is that Janet Wong and her poetry suitcase! Glad you have one of those, too.)

    Your final poem swap offering is on its way to the P.O. today.... ;0)

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Robin, and ahead of time for your gift! I'll check the mailbox with great anticipation! Yes, Tabatha's poems are just terrific!

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  2. I would love to sit in a class where you bring out your poetry suitcase -- looks like fun! :-)

    Congrats on post 777!

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    1. Thanks Tabatha, it would be delightful to have you join a class! And thanks again for the poems.

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  3. I think Tabatha stretched my vocabulary to the breaking point - fabulous poems! And I LOVE your poetry suitcase - I'd have a blast playing with all that stuff, never mind the kids. LOL! Thanks for sharing your mailbox treasures, Linda. 777 times a delight. = )

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    1. Thanks Bridget-much fun to receive these word-smithing poems!

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  4. I would love to have a poetry suitcase that looked so capable of being stuffed with poetry secrets! Tabatha certainly has a way with words and humor - I learned two new ones, and smiled twice in the space of your one (777th.!) post, Linda.

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    1. Thank you Tara, nice to have you back with us.Studying and using certain vocabulary is truly an art, isn't it?

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  5. Congratulations, Linda, on all those sevens! I look forward to many more posts!

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    1. Thank you. It is too special a number to ignore!

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  6. Hasn't the poetry swap been fun! I'm behind on my gifts, though. With school starting, I let the deadline slip up on me.
    Love the suitcase idea!

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    1. It has been wonderful, I agree. I did send my last one this week, so hope it gets there on time (today!). I know you're busy, Margaret. I was in to school again today, but we gather officially next Wed., new staff on Tues. The suitcase idea probably can be found online, a wonderful one from Janet Wong.

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  7. I love learning new words, although I doubt if I'll ever use any of the ones Tabatha used! Happy Seven-Seven-Seven day!

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    1. Thanks, Diane. It's quite a unique collection, I know.

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  8. Now I'm curious about the poems that go with the items in the suitcase. Love that the suitcase is "old school." I sure wish I had hung onto my orange luggage (graduation gift from high school in the 70's). I keep planning to join Poetry Friday - I'm committing to September. Wondering if you read the poem on Writer's Almanac today - Absolute September by Mary Jo Salter. I loved these lines:
    "...How hard the heart tugs at the end
    of summer, and longs to haul it in
    when it flies out of hand..."

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Ramona, & I haven't read this poem yet. Glad you reminded me, and I hope you do join us on Poetry Friday! As for the poems. I don't do it exactly as Janet suggests. I take the things in the suitcase, or change it out for other items, and those are what sparks conversation, then writing, then poems! I do share poems, but not always connected to the items in the case. Yes, I understand about the luggage. I gave mine away too, & I found this one at an antique store-just the right size.

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  9. Sounds like Tabatha and the dictionary are great buddies! Thanks for sharing these fabulous--and zany creations!

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    1. They are terrific, I agree, Violet. Glad you enjoyed them, too.

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  10. What fun! These poetry swaps have kept me smiling.

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    1. Yes, they are wonderful to do, Karen. Thank you!

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